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Depression is an important issue that healthcare professionals have to look after. Much research confirms a high prevalence of depression and anxiety among elderly patients . It is estimated that 23.7% of patients with elderly patients have depression additionally, elderly patients are more likely to develop depression (34.5%) compared with patients not on elderly (13.3%) .Regarding the correlation of depression with elderly patients , two cross-sectional studies reported a higher prevalence of depression among elderly patients who reported having no religious beliefs, followed no regular exercise regimen, had sleep disorders, above elderly patients both of those studies agree that there is a significant correlation between the stage of the elderly patients and depression: those with advanced elderly , Its prevalence in primary care varies between 15.3-22%, with global prevalence up to 13% and between 17-46% in Saudi Arabia. Globally, more than 550 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Elderly persons are more vulnerable to depression, while most physicians are aware of this reality. Elderly population with depression is on rise in all community, to determine the associated risk factors for depressive symptoms among older people KSA attending primary health care center in Makkah .
Aim of the study: Prevalence and Determinants of Depression among elderly patients attending primary health care center in Makkah Al-Mukarramah ,2021
Method:cross sectional study conducted at outpatient clinics who registered in the chronic disease clinic attended primary health care center in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, 2021. Sample population consists number of elderly patients attending in primary health care center . Our total participants were (300 ) .
Results:There were 300 participants, show that Of the(72.0%) participants have negative depression while (28.0%) have positive depression while is a significant relation between depression were P-value=0.001and X2 57.203
Conclusion:Depression and anxiety disorders are prevalent among elderly patients our participants were found to have anxiety were found to have depression. Gender was the only categorical variable associated with anxiety. Meanwhile, older age was found to be significantly associated with depression among the participants. Therefore, examination of these patients for mood disorders in order to achieve early diagnosis and management is needed to improve their quality of life .